Eyebrows raised over size of Fadvavis’ delegation to US

Mumbai, July 2 (ANI): Senior bureaucrats have reportedly questioned the size of the delegation taken to the United States by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, terming it ‘wrong’ and ‘unnecessary’.

Fadnavis, who is on a five-day official tour of the US to urge NRIs to invest in India, especially in Maharashtra, has taken along several key persons in the state, including his principal secretary Praveen Pardeshi, Industries Minister Subhash Desai, chief secretary Swadheen Kshatriya, industries secretary Apoorva Chandra, Development Commissioner (industries) Suresh Bagde and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation CEO Bhushan Gagrani.

Fadnavis had earlier courted controversy when he had delayed an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York by nearly an hour on Monday morning.

Reports said that the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s aide arrived at the airport with an outdated passport following which the passengers were made to wait for over 50 minutes while the new passport was delivered to him.

The flight was carrying around 250 passengers. (ANI)

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